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National Financial Services – DTC #0226
For the Benefit of: Investigative Newsource d.b.a. inewsource
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San Diego, CA 92163

IMPORTANT: If you intend to transfer securities, please contact CEO and Editor Lorie Hearn at or (619) 594-5100 to ensure you receive proper credit for your gift.

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Endowment fund

Our donors are planning for the future of inewsource as a sustainable and viable organization. In 2015, with a seed gift from two of our valued and generous donors, we established an endowment fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. As it grows through additional contributions and investment earnings, the fund provides annual support for both the current needs and the long-term sustainability of inewsource.

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Did you know?

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has extended and enhanced charitable tax breaks up to $600 for joint filers for 2021. Consider this an opportunity to make the most of your gift to inewsource.

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